Title: The Time Between Us
Author: Preston Walker
Publisher: Equal Love Publishing
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Page Count: 219
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
There are two things in this world I know to be true: I have terrible taste in men, and all alphas are jerks. Also, there tends to be a lot of overlap there.
You’d think my own pack kicking me out would’ve been a clue to stay away from alphas. Omegas are rare. We’re smaller, weaker, can’t usually get pregnant…all valid reasons for disowning your own family, right? Like I said. Jerks.
But it only took one night for stupidly handsome Troy Miyu to make me forget all the reasons I should’ve known better. One night to start falling for him, to realize it wasn’t just amazing chemistry we shared, but a true mate bond.
One night for him to leave me pregnant and alone. To make me swear off ever trusting an alpha again. Let alone him.
But now he’s back, and resisting my every attempt to keep him away from me – and the daughter I’m trying to hide. Alphas took my pack from me once, I’m not going to let one take my child too. Even if he’s saying the words I would’ve given anything to hear once upon a time…that fairy tale’s over. It’s not about what I want anymore, its about what’s best for my daughter.
Then she starts showing signs of being an alpha herself. Needing things only her alpha father can give her.
And I have to wonder…is it really her I’m trying to protect here?
All my life, my parents have criticized me for not being responsible enough. I always told myself they’re wrong…but its a little harder to deny when coming from the man I left behind.
I wish I knew why I freaked out and ran years ago. Most people go their whole lives without finding their true mate. It should have been a blessing. But I was young and immature. So obsessed with being my own man, with refusing to let other people define me. Label me.
Even when all they wanted to label me was lover. Mate. Partner.
Now I’m trying my best to fix my greatest mistake, but he’s as stubborn as I am. And with good reason. I know I hurt him. I’d give anything to take it back.
But all I can do is move forward, and this time, I’m not going anywhere unless he’s coming with me.
This 50,000 word novel about true mates, mpreg, and second chances has a bumpy road on the way to that HEA, but if you’re eighteen and up, come along for the ride!
When Skylar becomes of age to shift for the first time, his family is expecting an alpha to take over, but his shift reveals a male omega and he’s exiled from his pack. As he travels across country, he is hardened and wronged until he meets Angelo and is given a safe place. When alpha Troy walks into the bar he calls home and both feel a strong connection, they spend a night together. But one night leads to a series of oversights, transgressions and one man falling to his knees.
This story takes place over five years and there are some flashback scenes. I personally don’t usually enjoy flashbacks when they take over the story but each of these was worked into this one really well and they were short and sweet.
We get two POV’s here was well. One is Troy and one is Skylar and it’s awesome because they really work together to tell the story and there isn’t an annoying overlap of info.
I truly LOVED this story. It had everything for me:
–A good plotline that didn’t get boring
–The characters were phenomenal and stayed true to themselves through the entire story
(I love love loved how sweet Troy was. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He was a big, intimidating alpha, but he was soft hearted when it came to those he loved and always put his family first.)
–There were major conflicts throughout the story and none of the characters got away without dealing with any issues. The worst is reading through pages and pages of conflict just to have it resolved with a simple ‘sorry’. This book covered each issue with meaningful conversations and endings that were so so good.
–There were plenty of hot scenes that weren’t over the top and didn’t take over the book
–I never felt the need to skip ahead as the story had good flow
If you are looking for a shifter romance, this is perfect for you!